5 Made-on-Long-Island Gifts for the Food and Drink Lover in Your Life

Santa, baby, put some local peppermint bark under the tree—for me. • Photo by Miroslava

With the holidays nearly here, it’s time to commit to gift buying. If you’ve put off grabbing something for that foodie in your life, or are looking for a stocking stuffer or two to round out the haul, here are some picks for Long Island’s own delicious giftables. Happy Holidays!

Local Peppermint Bark

At Chip’n Dipped Cookies and Chocolate, in Huntington, you’ll find an entire line of Long Island-made chocolate, including vegan options. The best bet for the holidays, though, is the gift box of peppermint bark, which is available online and in store for $19.95.

Long Island’s Own Honey

Buckabee Honey is a family-owned company producing wildflower honey on Long Island. Pick up some raw creamed honey, honey sticks (which make incredible stocking stuffers), or a one-pound bottle of honey. Everything is available online.

Kombucha for All

In Oceanside, Coastal Craft Kombucha sells bottles of kombucha for fermentation lovers, in flavors like ginger, berry hibiscus, and lemon earl grey. And while the seasonal pumpkin flavor is only available on tap, you now have an excuse to stop in and do your shopping in person.

Something Spicy

Jason Weiner and Jeremy Blutstein developed the Bridgehampton-based brand Kimchi Jews a few years ago, and it’s still going strong. The duo sells a long list of items, which are available at L&W Market. Hot sauce fanatics will swoon over the cherry pepper apple sriracha, a blend of local cherry peppers and apples, garlic, and salt.

The Cheesiest

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One of my favorite stops on the North Fork of Long Island. @catapanodairyfarm has thee best goat cheese that’s made right there. They even allow you behind the scenes to see the goats being milked and cheese being made! They have many flavors, but I went with the plain because I’ll be using it on pizza. If you’re in the area or want an adventure, head there, and surrounding farms! Lots of great goat milk treats.🐐🧀 🍫10am-5pm #catapanodairyfarm#nofo#liny#eastendli#dairyfarm#farming#chevre#cheese . . . . . . . . #lieats#goatcheese#longisland#longislandfood#longislandliving#longislandlife#timeoutnewyork#iloveny#naturalfood#dairy#farmtotable#buzzfeedfood#delish#foodandwine#northforkli#northfork#farm#foodie#foodblog#homemadecheese#northforker#bonappetit

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You’ll have to drive out to Long Island to pick up your goat cheese from Catapano Dairy Farm—but that’s okay. The stunning Sundancer, an aged sheep’s milk cheese made in the style of Pecorino Romano, is worth gifting to any serious cheese lover, as is the award-winning chevre. The creamery, however, produces about 10 different cheeses, so pick your particular poison.